MADAME PARLIAMENTARIAN is a documentary film by Rouane Itani. (Director, Producer, Narrator, and co-editor, 2014).
This independent project explores the participation of women in political life in Lebanon and was filmed in Lebanon during the 2005 and 2009 parliamentary elections.
“Madame Parliamentarian is highly recommended for college classes on the contemporary Middle East, women and gender, democratization, and the concerns of youth. Journalists and policy makers will also find this film engaging and informative.”
Laurie King, PhD Assistant Professor of Anthropology Georgetown University
Although Lebanon is considered the most progressive nation in the Arab world, only four of the 128 Lebanese parliament members are women. Madame Parliamentarian, a short documentary film depicting women’s active participation in Lebanon’s political life, explores the reasons behind this situation and examines solutions adopted by other countries to increase the number of women in political leadership.
Madame Parliamentarian is ready for use in classrooms, conferences, seminars at colleges and universities. The 16-minute film is an educational tool to complement panel discussions and Q&A conversations with specialized speakers.
Languages: English and Arabic (with English subtitles) / Additional versions available with French and Arabic subtitles.